Given our geologic location, we don’t face the same risks of earthquakes or tsunamis like those that hit the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Our stations are built in an area of very low seismic activity. That’s in sharp contrast to Japan, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur. And unlike the Pacific Ocean, inland lakes like Lake Huron are highly unlikely to produce a tsunami or damaging water swell. Even still, our stations are seismically qualified to national and international standards and have multiple back-up cooling and safety systems to ensure reactor control, cooling and radiological containment.